The antimicrobial properties of colloidal silver – Nature’s little helper
Prior to 1938 much of the sterilisation work carried out in hospitals was performed using colloidal silver. This was also the first method of choice in dealing with internal infections and for cleansing wounds. Silver truly is nature's antimicrobial wonder. Back in those days colloidal silver was manufactured inefficiently by crushing silver ores. The ores were crushed to try and attain very small particle sizes. It was not until manufacturers started using a form of electrolysis that it was possible to efficiently manufacture small particles in the colloidal range. Colloids simply mean extremely small particles suspended in solution. Once these particles are truly in suspension, the negative charges between the atoms stop these particles from re-forming.
In the March 1978 issue of Science Digest, an article called Our Mightiest Germ Fighter reported: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic." The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery in the 1970s: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have." The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter. All virus, fungus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes upon contact. There are no side effects whatsoever from the highest concentrations."(1)
Colloidal silver slowly disappeared from the hospitals, doctors' offices, practical medical literature and bedside cabinets with the introduction of Big Pharma's antibiotics. There is a fatal flaw in the use of antibiotics however, because it only takes one bacteria or fungi to develop resistance to the antibiotic to defeat it. Antimicrobial resistance became a real problem to Big Pharma. Concurrent with the natural evolution of organisms in response to a change in their chemical environment, the organisms which make animals sick also developed antimicrobial resistance. This in a large part was due to the routine administration of antibiotics into the diet of farm animals. Obviously, the efficacy of antibiotics administered to sick animals was minimal at best. Around this time, it was almost impossible to have sterile environments within hospitals because many of the germs and bacteria had developed strong antimicrobial resistance to any of the chemicals previously used to clean these places. These events were dubbed by the media as the 'rise of the superbugs'.
Colloidal silver has been shown to be efficacious in dealing with any virus, bacterium or single celled organism that comes into contact with it and of course, there are no side effects to consider. Relatively speaking, colloidal silver is also cheap to produce. All pathogens which come into contact with colloidal silver die. Not 99.999%, but all of them do, and that is one reason why there is no known resistance to colloidal silver: simply because it attacks the ability of an organism to breathe and keep breathing.
There is a lot of misinfo and disinfo around the use of colloidal silver, partly due to the fact that it represents a loss of financial power from Big Pharma to the individual. The internet is full of trolls and that is what they are paid to do. They are told to spread all sorts of weird stuff in order to discredit the use of colloidal silver. The other thing to de-mystify is the way in which these products are advertised in the New Age media. If you embark on understanding the magic and wonder of colloidal silver, you will need to do your own research to satisfy yourself that it is good for you. Your discernment must be fully switched on because you will come into contact with all sorts of information. Once you have sorted the wheat from the chaff, the next stage is to buy or build a generator.
You can build your own colloidal silver generator (more on this later) or you can buy your own commercial unit. Commercial units are expensive. Alternatively, you can buy a solution of colloidal silver, say 45 ppm (parts per million) and dilute this in water to obtain a 5 ppm solution. That means a 300g bottle of 45 ppm colloidal silver can be diluted 9 times to produce 2.7 litres of 5ppm colloidal silver. That should last you and your family a long time. Colloidal silver can be ingested, sprayed onto wounds etc. or sprayed onto clothes /surfaces to keep them clean and fresh.
There is much information on Youtube on how to build, calibrate and use colloidal silver. The guru I recommend is a guy called Bob Beck. He is the author of an excellent book called The Body Electric. If you decide to build and calibrate your own colloidal silver generator, click this link for an article on how to do just that. It has all the necessary information for you to just go ahead and build this unit. This is by far the cheapest way to do it and will also give you the most satisfaction.